10g Release 2 (10.2) for HP Tru64 UNIX
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The following products are not supported with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2):
Grid Control Support
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) can be managed as a target by Grid Control 10.1.0.4. However, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 is not supported by Grid Control 10.1.0.4 as a repository.
Oracle Transparent Gateway for Sybase is the only supported Transparent Gateway product with this release.
Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements.
This section lists the following corrections to the installation guides for HP Tru64 UNIX:
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide, Chapter 2, "Preinstallation," section "Oracle Clusterware Home Directory," it incorrectly lists the path
/u01/app/oracle/product/crs as a possible Oracle Clusterware home path. A default Oracle base path is
/u01/app/oracle, and the Oracle Clusterware home must never be a subdirectory of the Oracle base directory.
A possible Oracle Clusterware home directory is in a path outside of the Oracle base directory. for example, if the Oracle base directory is
u01/app/oracle, then the Oracle Clusterware home can be an option similar to one of the following:
u01/crs/ /u01/crs/oracle/product/10/crs /crs/home
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide, Chapter 2, "Pre-Installation Tasks," section 2.6.1, "IP Address Requirements," the following text states that the virtual IP address (VIP) should respond to a
During installation, Oracle Universal Installer uses the
ping command to ensure that the VIP is reachable.
The preceding statement is incorrect. Before installation, the VIP address should be configured in DHCP or
/etc/hosts, or both, but it must not be assigned to a server that can respond to a
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, Appendix H, "Database Limits," states the incorrect maximum value (
63) for the
MAXINSTANCES variable. The correct maximum limit for the variable is
In Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP Tru64 UNIX, Chapter 4, section, "Installing Oracle Database 10g Products from the Companion CD," erroneously states that JPublisher and Oracle SQLJ are installed. The correct information is that JPublisher is not a part of Companion CD and Oracle SQLJ Demos are installed with the Companion CD instead of Oracle SQLJ.
In Oracle Database Companion CD Installation Guide for HP Tru64 UNIX, Chapter 1, section, "Products Available in the Oracle Database 10g Products Installation Type," erroneously states that JPublisher and Oracle SQLJ are installed. The correct information is that JPublisher is not a part of Companion CD and Oracle SQLJ Demos are installed with the Companion CD instead of Oracle SQLJ.
Note:The SQLJ Demos are installed if Oracle SQLJ was installed before running the Companion CD installation.
Review the following sections for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
root.sh in the first node of a shared Oracle Clusterware home, add the following line in the
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4454562.
To install Oracle Security Manager, install Oracle Database Client and then select the Administrator installation type.
The Oracle Cluster Ready Services software must be at the same or newer level as the Oracle software in the Oracle RAC Oracle home. Therefore, you should always upgrade Cluster Ready Services before you upgrade Oracle RAC.
If the OCR and CSS voting files are on NFS, ensure that the NFS mount has the following options set :
rsize>=<max_db_block_size> wsize>=<max_db_block_size> hard noac/actimeo=0
To enable the
extjob executable to locate required libraries, the
$ORACLE_HOME/lib directory and all of its parent directories must have execute permissions for
When modifying the name, IP address, or netmask of an existing virtual IP address (VIP) resource, use the following command:
srvctl modify nodeapps
and include the existing interfaces for the VIP in the
-A argument. For example:
srvctl modify nodeapps -n mynode1 -A 100.200.300.40/255.255.255.0/eth0
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4500688.
Incorrect permissions are applied to the
ORACLE_HOME deirectory after the installation process of Oracle Database 10g Release 2 is over. To apply the correct permissions to the
ORACLE _HOME directory, run the following script:
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4516865.
Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP) is no longer valid. Disregard any content about OSCP in the Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP Tru64 UNIX.
The following sections contain information about issues related to Oracle Database 10g and associated products:
On HP Tru64 UNIX, only Cluster File System shared storage checks are performed with Cluster Verification Utility. Shared storage checks for LVM or raw disks are not performed as these are not supported shared storage options.
Oracle Wallet Manager will fail to recognize the user certificate as valid if you capture the user certificate contents from the Oracle Certificate Authority site and save this as a flat file. This is because when saving as a flat file, all the lines of the user certificate are run together with no line breaks.
Workaround: Edit the user certificate. Insert a new line after
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and a new line before
Do not remove the key values for the wait class metrics. Doing so removes them permanently and currently there is no easy way to recover them.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4602952.
While upgrading Database from 10.1 to 10.2, Oracle Notification Server shuts down if the following conditions exist:
Oracle Clusterware 10.1 is installed with shared Oracle home
Oracle RAC 10.1 is installed with non-shared Oracle home
Workaround: Complete the following steps to resolve this issue:
Use the following commands to add the
usesharedinstall=true entry to the
$ cd $CRS_HOME/opmn/conf$ cat >> ons.configusesharedinstall=true
Press Ctrl and D to exit the cat command.
Use the following commands to add the
usesharedinstall=true entry to the
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/conf$ cat >> ons.configusesharedinstall=true
Press Ctrl and D to exit the cat command.
Restart the Oracle Notification Server.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 5325892.
Do not try a link to the Monitor in Memory Access Mode feature in your database screen, if you find one. This feature is not available in Enterprise Manager Database Control 10.2.0.2 release and attempting this link may stop an agent from responding.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4866231.
If you start Oracle Universal Installer from a client using VNC or Tarantella with HP Tru64, then the Contents box of Oracle Universal Installer might not render properly to display the installed products.
Workaround: You can browse Oracle homes using the Tab and Arrow buttons to display the content in the Product Information box.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 5442053.
Oracle Inventory in HP Tru64 UNIX is shared. Due to this characteristic of Oracle Inventory, the deinstallation process of Oracle Clusterware displays the following error:
RemoveHome on remote node has failed
RemoveHome is the Oracle RAC or Oracle Clusterware home you are trying to deinstall.
This is a benign message which you can ignore.
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